Monday, December 28, 2009

The Christmas Shoes

I hope you enjoy this song...

My 12th Birthday!

For my birthday we went to the American Girl Doll place in Downtown Chicago. Then we went to my grandpas house for a party afterwards.

This is a pair of colorful earrings that my mom and my sister got me.



I wonder what this is ??

A puzzle!


Here it is!


Me and my sisters, Joy and Janai.

People waiting in line to get their dolls hair styled.


Me!


Ruthie.

Uh. . . another of one of the other million look-a-like dolls that are there!
(wow, say that 10 times fast!)

The American girl doll dog, Coconut.



Felicity and Elizabeth. . .


. . .And last but not least, Josephina!

Have a blessed new year!

~Naomi~


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

It's A Wonderful Life!

I just wanted to post something to get all of your spirits up and ready for CHRISTmas!! Enjoy. . .

I've always loved this song but especially now it has alot of meaning!

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Grown-up christmas list


Do you remember me?
I sat upon your knee;
I wrote to you
With childhood fantasies.

Well, I'm all grown-up now,
And still need help somehow. (can you still help somehow)
I'm not a child,
But my heart still can dream.

So here's my lifelong wish,
My grown-up christmas list.
Not for myself,
But for a world in need.

No more lives torn apart,
That wars would never start,(and wars would never start)
And time would heal all hearts.
And everyone would have a friend,
And right would always win,
And love would never end.
This is my grown-up christmas list.

As children we believed
The grandest sight to see
Was something lovely
Wrapped beneath our tree.(wrapped beneath the tree)

Well heaven surely knows
That packages and bows
Can never heal
A hurting human soul.

No more lives torn apart,
That wars would never start,
And time would heal all hearts.
And everyone would have a friend,
And right would always win,
And love would never end.
This is my grown-up christmas list.

What is this illusion called the innocence of youth?
Maybe only in our blind belief can we ever find the truth.
(there'd be)

No more lives torn apart,
That wars would never start,
And time would heal all hearts.
And everyone would have a friend,
And right would always win,
And love would never end, oh.
This is my grown-up christmas list.

This is my grown-up christmas list.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Thanksgiving at my Cousins. . .

Here are some pictures of our Thanksgiving at my cousins house in Chicago.


This is my Aunt Marisela and Grandma Sara working on some of the delicious food!



Some people played board games after. Here they're playing Sorry!



My Uncle Israel and two of my brothers.


The little kids enjoying the food.



My little cousin Lena.


My sister Janai and my cousin Sara.



Baby Ray, Ethan, Stephen, and Josiah.



Older kid group shot-
Me (Naomi), Sara, Janai, Alex, and Augie.


Thank you, God, for friends and family to get together with on holidays. And thank you for providing everything we need each day!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving. . .

. . .is only 4 days away!!
Hope you all have a good and safe Thanksgiving day!
God Bless You!






~Naomi~

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Reformation Day !!!

We are now back home from the Reformation Day Faire! It was alot of fun! We took alot of pictures of it, and here are some of them. . .


One of the speakers, James McDonald.


The crowd listening


Wonderful singers


Three friends


The Musician



One of the crafts



Playing checkers


A photographer


Josiah

A costume


A game of Noughts and Crosses, Tic Tac Toe.


My Dad


The boffer wars


Stephen making a boffer sword


video


Here's a video of the Boffer Wars!


Waiting to fight


Ravi ready to fight!



The dancing


Grace Wells and Janai




A really small reformer!





Janai


Janai. . .again!


Two friends


A lady in her costume




Making rope


Watching the rock throwing


video

Here is a video of my dad throwing the rock!




The Wells family



More dancing


And more


More crowds


Sara Devine, my sister Janai and Jessica Devine



Sara Devine, Jessica Devine, Me (Naomi) and my sister Joy

video

~Naomi~